Credential in Medical Education

An invitation to take part in the pilot study for the credential in medical education

As you may be aware, Credentialing is a new process proposed by the GMC as a means of recognising and regulating doctors’ capabilities in specific areas. A credential in medical education would provide a means of appropriately recognising and regulating medical education leaders.  To this end, a credential in medical education has been under development for the last two years, led by the Wales Deanery and the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME). A portfolio has been drafted, framed around the AoME Professional Standards. We are now ready to pilot the portfolio and credential process with a small group of clinicians who have experience of leading and managing the delivery of education and training. Participants do not necessarily have to be interested in applying for the credential when it is available, and we would still very much value the feedback of those who do not. If this describes you please consider taking part. A full information sheet about the project can be found here . After reading it, if you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact us.

As well as meeting the criteria for taking part, you must be able to commit to two dates - 23rd May 2017 and 27th June 2017. The venue for both is The Novotel, Schooner Way, Cardiff, CF10 4RT. There is no charge for the events and we will reimburse reasonable travel costs. Refreshments and lunch will be provided (do let us know if you have any special dietary requirements). Spaces are limited and will be on a first come first served basis. Please contact the Academy office by 21 April.

The days will be hosted by Prof. Derek Gallen, outgoing President of AoME and former Dean of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education in Wales, and new AoME president Prof. Jacky Hayden. We are delighted to have the support of key individuals in medical education and some of these will be delivering masterclasses and workshops.

Whether or not you wish to apply for the credential later on, these events will offer a tremendous opportunity for networking, expert advice, and a chance to reflect on your own practice as leaders and managers of education.

We very much hope that you will want to be involved and look forward to hearing from you.